Who are we?
Lancing Eagles is a small friendly informal democratic club catering for runners of all standards formed in 1986. Its purpose is to support runners whether they are running for fun or are interested in competing in races for cross country or road racing. Lancing Eagles is affiliated to Sport England and West Sussex Fun Run League.
Who is a member of Lancing Eagles?
All adults interested in running are welcome to join. We welcome runners from 16 years of age with parental consent, and upwards to any age. Whether you are new to running and a complete novice or an experienced runner who has run for 20 years you will find a place in our club.
Our members participate in:
- Fun runs, particularly the West Sussex series.
- Cross country races,
- Road races from 4miles up to marathon distance.
- Orienteering and hashing
- Or none of the above but just enjoy running.
Our members have experience of a wide range of running events and the training required.
Reasons for Joining and being a member
We have a variety of runners who run for different reasons:
- To keep fit
- To lose weight
- For health reasons
- For fun
- For stress relief
- For socialising and meeting other like minded people
- For support, encouragement and advice
- To train for future event whether it is a 4 mile fun run or a 26.2 mile marathon.
How to Join
Ring any of the contact numbers or email any of the email contacts listed above on the website and introduce yourself. Or turn up on any Wednesday evening at 18:30 hours at Impulse Leisure reception area and introduce yourself to the runners waiting there.
Try it out for a week or two.
Complete the membership form and pay your membership subscription. The annual fees are low at £10 per annum plus a further £15 if the member wishes to be affiliated to England Athletics. There is no weekly attendance charge.
What we do
Our main club night is Wednesday meeting at 18:30 hours at Lancing Manor for about 1 to 1.5 hours.
Our training comprises runs of 4 miles and more on the downs during the summer and on the roads in the winter.
The level and type of training and is gauged to the ability and wishes of those attending and is inclusive.
No one is left out or left behind.
We also meet at other times for further training according to commitments and when there are no races.
The training often takes the form of a simple steady run or can comprise repetition training to improve speed or time trials.
The club is centred at the Lancing Manor Impulse Leisure Centre where it has use of the changing rooms for changing clothes and post run showers.
(Sometimes we have special events & pub-runs elsewhere on a Wednesday night)
Lancing Eagles organises an annual fun run - Steepdown Challenge - at Lancing, usually in October. This is part of the West Sussex Fun Run League calendar of races. Lancing Eagles also organises several social events including runs from local pubs, evening meals at local restaurants for members and guests.